Education, Mind & Society

Pathway 6: Education, Mind & Society (EMS)

Pathway Leads

King’s College London: Prof Lulu Healy (currently on sabbatical)

King’s College London: Heather King (interim lead)

Student Pathway Representative

Sophie Perry:

Melissa Matar:

Hannah Wood:

Pathway mailing list

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This pathway’s training and research is designed to inform and challenge policy and practice, and to help institutions, professionals, the general public and others critically reflect on, effectively engage with, and actively shape the processes that concern them. Current and recent research partners include: Department for Education, the Scottish Government, local authorities, NHS, Public Health England, the Health Foundation, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Tate, US National Academy of Sciences, OECD, national and international scientific societies, science centres and museums, the Children’s Rights Alliance, UNESCO, EU trade union and employer federations, teachers, teacher associations, and teacher educators in the UK and overseas.

There are five training sub-pathways:

A. Education, Policy & Society

work in this sub-pathway draws on sociology, history, politics and policy analysis to illuminate global and local policy formations and effects.

King’s College London

MA Education
MA Education, Policy & Society
MA Child Rights and Development Studies

B. Language & Literacy Education

this sub-pathway is informed by a range of perspectives in applied linguistics and scholarship on the teaching and learning of language, literature and literacy.

King’s College London
MA Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching
MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

C. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education

drawing on psychology, sociology and interdisciplinary perspectives, this sub-pathway addresses questions about curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, aspirations, attitudes and participation, and learning in formal and informal contexts.

King’s College London
STEM Education MA

D. Science & Health Communication

this sub-pathway seeks to enhance communication with the general public and improve public understanding of science and risk, health literacy and public advice, mental health, and conceptualisations of diseases, disorders and the body, by drawing on applied philosophy, linguistic theory, cognitive science and behavioural theory.

NB. +3 pathway only

E. Professional Change & Professional Development

configured around the intersection between humanities and social science scholarship and the workplace, this sub-pathway provides opportunities for reflexive and analytical engagement with the purposes of learning, personal and professional learning, management and leadership, and organisational cultures and values.

King’s College London
MA Education, Policy & Society
MA Education Management
MA Education Arts & Cultural Settings